British Engineers
Rolls Royce are famous throughout the world for the luxury cars they make. They also make engines for aeroplanes!

British Engineers

This quiz addresses the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 History for children aged 5, 6 and 7 in years 1 and 2. Specifically this quiz is aimed at the section dealing with historical figures and understanding the lives and achievements of significant people in history.

Studying the lives and achievements of significant people in history is a key part of the KS1 history curriculum. Children must understand how the actions, developments and inventions of a variety of significant people, such as British engineers, have shaped and influenced our lives today.

A railway line runs from Paddington to Farringdon in London. This was the world's first:
underground railway line
steam train
railway station
Many other cities around the world used the engineering used in Britain as a starting point for their own underground systems
Sir Barnes Neville Wallis was an engineer who designed something bouncy during World War 2. What was it?
A bomb
A ball
A shoe
A kind of cake
The bomb was used to attack German dams and even had a film made about it
Not all engineers are men. Dame Caroline Harriet Haslett was a female engineer who was famous for...
running long distances
leaving her book on a bus
making a model of the Queen
helping women to understand science, and particularly electricity
Dame Haslett wanted more women to be scientists and engineers and believed that electricity could change women's lives for the better
Thomas Harold Flowers was a British engineer who designed a ______ which helped solve encrypted German messages during the war.
pair of glasses
This was the world's first electronic programmable computer and it was called Colossus
George Stephenson was a Victorian engineer who was sometimes referred to as what?
The Sister of Oceans
The Brother of Christmas
The Mother of Biscuits
The Father of Railways
His ideas and engineering skills revolutionised railways and rail travel
William Tierney Clark designed the first suspension ______ to span the River Thames in London.
He designed many bridges in this country and even one in Hungary
What was Isambard Kingdom Brunel famous for?
Having a really great name
Designing ships and building tunnels which revolutionised public transport and modern engineering
Owning a chocolate factory
Being born on a Monday
Isambard Kingdom Brunel was a great engineer and used his skills to solve lots of transport problems!
Charles Rolls and Henry Royce were engineers who founded a company famous for what?
Elastic and fabric
Engines and motor cars
Frying pans
Chocolate machines
Rolls Royce now sell some cars which cost hundreds of thousands of pounds!
Without engineers, and their work throughout history, what would life be like today?
Much better - engineers aren't really important
Just the same
Much worse - engineers have improved our lives in countless ways
Much better - we wouldn't have to think about engineering at all
Engineers have shaped the world we live in. Engineering is our way of using science to make the things that nature didn't give us
Sir Geoffrey de Havilland was an aircraft engineer. He developed an incredible war plane which was called:
the giraffe
the whale
the emu
the mosquito
He also developed a range of aircraft which were called 'moths'!
You can find more about this topic by visiting BBC Bitesize - Scientists and engineers

Author:  Angela Smith

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